Drummer I.D. Flux formed The Magic Beans out of necessity, after continuously being fired from punk bands for having a back beat. Formed on Halloween night in New Orleans, the band played dance music with very experimental edge. Succeeding to make a shoe gazing goth crowd dance; they immediately recorded "Earthling Death Carnival" to document the evening's mix of dreampop, garage rock, and soul music.
The Magic Beans continues to regroup, sporadically tour, and fall apart.